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Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says It Won't Happen Again
FOXNews.com ^ | November 9, 2007 | Major Garrett

Posted on 11/09/2007 7:12:55 PM PST by NCDragon

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.

Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not happen again.

"On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Senator Clinton's energy plan at a forum,” Elliethee said.

“However, Senator Clinton did not know which questioners she was calling on during the event. This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008willbetoolate; 2liars4priceofone; clinton; deceptionclintons; exposed; hillary; hillaryclinton; hillaryscandals; liarpantsonfire; saveamerica; stophillary
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1 posted on 11/09/2007 7:12:56 PM PST by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

Says, “won’t get caught again”.


2 posted on 11/09/2007 7:15:28 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: NCDragon

Hillary plants all the questions she’s asked. Even David Letterman had to submit his schtick before she came on his show when she was running for the Senate. Of course, that twit didn’t mind because he’s in love with Hillary. I don’t even know if he’s still on since I refuse to watch his unfunny show.


3 posted on 11/09/2007 7:16:02 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: NCDragon
... Says It Won't Happen Again ...

That we won't find out again?
4 posted on 11/09/2007 7:16:32 PM PST by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: NCDragon

Wonder how long it’ll take CNN, MSNBC, et al, to pick this story up??


5 posted on 11/09/2007 7:16:39 PM PST by Lou L
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To: NCDragon

I did NOT have sex with that woman and it won’t happen again.


6 posted on 11/09/2007 7:18:10 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: NCDragon

WOW Now I guess its SLICK HILLY

I guess the country gonna have to endure another BJ fiasco.. oh .. well whatever...


7 posted on 11/09/2007 7:18:16 PM PST by tomnbeverly (The sour sounds of liberal whining is sure to scare away any chance of success.)
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To: Lou L
Wonder how long it’ll take CNN, MSNBC, et al, to pick this story up??


8 posted on 11/09/2007 7:20:27 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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To: NCDragon

Kind of reminds me of the story of her photo op reading a book to some kids who were in a Children’s hospital. Apparently the “real” sick children made too unappealing a photo, so the medical staff was instructed to bring in their healthy children dressed in pajamas.


9 posted on 11/09/2007 7:20:38 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Bill and Hill are perfectly clear on the meaning of "is" as long as it's used in the word SOCIALIST)
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To: tomnbeverly

Bubba said it wouldn’t happen again either....and that was before he got elected.


10 posted on 11/09/2007 7:21:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: NCDragon
Will this get the same MSM coverage as the fake FEMA press conference?

-PJ

11 posted on 11/09/2007 7:21:34 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: NCDragon

“It Won’t Happen Again” could be the family motto of the clintons. It amazes me to see the level of criminality the public accepts from this bunch.


12 posted on 11/09/2007 7:21:59 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: NCDragon
Depends on what the meaning of "again" is


13 posted on 11/09/2007 7:22:06 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah he didn’t have sex with that women... Hillary... thats how Monica happened..


14 posted on 11/09/2007 7:22:43 PM PST by tomnbeverly (The sour sounds of liberal whining is sure to scare away any chance of success.)
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To: NCDragon

Clintonspeak, this won’t happen again. Parse away!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


15 posted on 11/09/2007 7:23:32 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: NCDragon

Oh well, if she said it won’t happen again, I believe her...oh my gosh, I almost got thru that without laughing!!


16 posted on 11/09/2007 7:25:08 PM PST by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Bubba and his evil cronies were notorious for releasing incriminating news on Friday nights ! The BUBBAS strike again!
17 posted on 11/09/2007 7:28:34 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: NCDragon
“However, Senator Clinton did not know which questioners she was calling on during the event. This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again.”

Yeah, what a coincidence that two questions were planted and two plantee's were harvested. And Hillary doesn't micromanage ... no, siree.

18 posted on 11/09/2007 7:28:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: NonValueAdded

When she was doing her HilaryCare tour she came to Portland to the town square. You couldn’t get w/in 3 blocks of it w/o a DNC pass. Police were blocking the streets and everything was completely scripted. SOP for the clintons.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


19 posted on 11/09/2007 7:31:11 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: NCDragon

She needs to get lots of questions and can’t wait to hear the answers.

Once she is unprotected, she sinks like a rock.


20 posted on 11/09/2007 7:33:25 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lou L
Wonder how long it’ll take CNN, MSNBC, et al, to pick this story up??

Well, there's a thread over at DU...doesn't Mrs. Edwards post there???

Clinton Campaign Gets Caught Planting Questions
21 posted on 11/09/2007 7:33:33 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: NCDragon

A Clinton presidency WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN!


22 posted on 11/09/2007 7:34:42 PM PST by PGalt
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To: NCDragon
Does anyone remember when her husband the stain-maker was running in '92? Didn't he plant a shill in the audience of one of the debates with G.H.W. Bush and Perot? I remember it was a guy with a pony tail but I can’t remember the planted question. Some things never change.
23 posted on 11/09/2007 7:40:46 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: kittymyrib
But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. “They were canned,” she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s speech. “One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask],” she said.

Clinton called on Gallo-Chasanoff after her speech to ask a question: what Clinton would do to stop the effects of global warming. Clinton began her response by noting that young people often pose this question to her before delving into the benefits of her plan.

But the source of the question was no coincidence—at this event “they wanted a question from a college student,” Gallo-Chasanoff said. She also noted that staffers prompted Clinton to call on her and another who had been approached before the event

She knew, she knew.

24 posted on 11/09/2007 7:42:40 PM PST by mware (Americans in armchairs....doing the job of the media.)
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To: NCDragon
Hillary does not like non scripted questions because they require her to process through all of the lies she has told first ... before she can come up with an answer that fits the most appropriate lie. This process takes time ... in her case a lot of time which causes long periods of silence and confused looks before she answers.

I am surprised she just does not bus her own audience around with her. Every question/answer preplanned ... that would be so much easier on her and the press corps. The press could just attend the first speech ... and use the film footage and print reporting over and over.

25 posted on 11/09/2007 7:42:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

BTTT


26 posted on 11/09/2007 7:45:27 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: NCDragon

http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=Wizard_Of_Oz&quote=oz9.txt&file=oz9.mp3


27 posted on 11/09/2007 7:49:04 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: NCDragon

Not to defend her, but I am sure they all plant questions. FEMA even has false news conferences. Everybody tries to manipulate the media.


28 posted on 11/09/2007 7:51:12 PM PST by DemEater
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To: YankeeReb
From Rush's show April 7th:

RUSH: ... Shall we go back to March 30th, 1993, from my Television Show, I played this sound bite from October 15th of 1992. This was the presidential debate, Perot, Clinton and Bush 41 in Richmond, Virginia.



THE PONYTAILED GUY: The focus of my work is domestic mediation, is meeting the needs of the children that I work with by way of their parents and not the wants of their parents, and I ask the three of you, how can we as symbolically the children of the future president expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs?

RUSH: That's the famous Ponytail Guy from the Richmond debate in 1992. These presidential candidates are our fathers, the president's going to be our father, and what can we expect from our father, you, to meet our needs?
29 posted on 11/09/2007 7:51:31 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: NCDragon

In an unrelated story, Miss Mo Elliethee has been found dead in Fort Marcy Park. She apparently committed suicide by shooting herself five times with three different guns.


30 posted on 11/09/2007 8:01:01 PM PST by Wil H
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To: NCDragon

LOL! What a pathetic bunch of losers.


31 posted on 11/09/2007 8:11:24 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: kittymyrib

You can probably catch HRC again on Letterman if you want - they’re running reruns since the writer’s strike!


32 posted on 11/09/2007 8:20:55 PM PST by Grams A
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To: Drango

Bwahahahaha, that is the funniest turn of phrase at FR in quite some time!


33 posted on 11/09/2007 8:24:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: NCDragon
The campaign's admission that it planted the question may be another blow to the New York senator's image as a trustworthy politician.

WHAT!!! THE NEW YORK SENATOR'S IMAGE AS A TRUSTWORTHY POLITICIAN????? When did she ever have that image?
34 posted on 11/09/2007 8:29:44 PM PST by no dems (Don't hate me and call me names because you can't reply to my posts intelligently.)
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To: NCDragon

Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says Won’t Get Caught Again


35 posted on 11/09/2007 8:55:50 PM PST by Cinnamon
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AR. Gov. Bubba's response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that "Bimbo" forced herself on Me.
AR. Vice Governor $hrillary's response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that *insert name here* forced that $$$$ on Me.
Pres. Bubba's response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that Intern forced herself on Me.
V.P. $hrillary's response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that *insert name here* forced that $$$$ on Me.
Algore response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that *insert name here* forced that $$$$ on Me.
$en. $hrillary's response: It'll never happen again....I swear....that *insert name here* forced that $$$$ on Me.
'toons' MSM response: It'll never happen again....We swear....We're professioal Journalist.

Can ya guess the pattern...the Common Phase: "It'll never happen again....swear."
....where's the truthfulness.

36 posted on 11/09/2007 9:03:28 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Hillary = pea brained dimwit


37 posted on 11/09/2007 10:48:55 PM PST by Xeroes80 ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."- EH)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Hooah!!!!!


38 posted on 11/09/2007 11:39:07 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: NCDragon
“But the source of the question was no coincidence — at this event ‘they wanted a question from a college student,’ Gallo-Chasanoff said.”

The tape of the event shows that the question and answer went as follows:

Question: “As a young person, I’m worried about the long-term effects of global warming How does your plan combat climate change?

Clinton: “Well, you should be worried. You know, I find as I travel around Iowa that it’s usually young people that ask me about global warming.”


It’s clearly not just a single scripted question.
39 posted on 11/10/2007 1:42:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Durn. Beat me to it.
40 posted on 11/10/2007 1:45:54 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Will this get the same MSM coverage as the fake FEMA press conference?

Think back.

Remember the stagey photo-op, of Pensive Bill creating a tiny little "aawwww" moment with his iddy biddy cairn of remembrance right there on Omaha Beach in 1994, on the 50th anniversary of D-Day? The MSM photo editors ate it up -- British warship conveniently smack dab in the center of the background (where Slick's staffers wanted it), and all.

Remember the staged "walk across the lawn" with all the military service chiefs, with Slick leading the way, Our Manly-Man Leader of Men, Commander in Chief, and Maximum Leader of the Free World?

Remember the Long, Long, Long Walk at the 2004 Democratic convention?

Ever hear a murmur from the MSM during any of those All About Bill personality-cult moments? Or just the vast sucking sound from all those straws and worshipful lips?

41 posted on 11/10/2007 1:55:05 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Mygirlsmom
so the medical staff was instructed to bring in their healthy children dressed in pajamas.

And they did? Doesn't sound too believable.

This story seems to go back to an article in the American Spectator. One would think that it would have made a bigger splash if true.

42 posted on 11/10/2007 2:14:38 AM PST by wideminded
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To: NCDragon

The only way she gets past the “Gotcha Question” is to make sure she knows the pre-question and correct answer. Be watching in the future Q & A’s, if she hems and haws, it was not planted, otherwise, if she has quick and firm answer, it was planted.

Cat’s out of the bag now.


43 posted on 11/10/2007 2:18:40 AM PST by DownInFlames (,)
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To: NCDragon
“However, Senator Clinton did not know which questioners she was calling on during the event. This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again.”

Read another way, what the flack is saying is that in future, Shelob will know which questioners she's calling on.

Depends on what the antecedent of "this" is.

44 posted on 11/10/2007 2:23:53 AM PST by Tenniel2 ("After a glimpse of Democrats in power, Republicans don't look so bad" -- Jack Kelly)
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To: NCDragon
Sounds like they're using the same old playbook from 15 years ago while today's teams know all of the plays.

They're going to have to come up with an entirely new and innovative way to be disgusting, cheating slime.

45 posted on 11/10/2007 3:23:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NCDragon
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46 posted on 11/10/2007 4:31:43 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NCDragon
Somehow I don't expect this little fact to make its way to Hillary's new "Fact Check" Website.
47 posted on 11/10/2007 4:44:14 AM PST by montag813
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To: wideminded
DFU had a thread about it here
48 posted on 11/10/2007 5:01:45 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Bill and Hill are perfectly clear on the meaning of "is" as long as it's used in the word SOCIALIST)
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To: NCDragon

Just like FEMA???? I didn’t hear anything on news about this, wonder why?


49 posted on 11/10/2007 7:52:21 AM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: NCDragon

These guys cheat more than the New England Patriots.


50 posted on 11/10/2007 7:57:21 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Tempus Fidget - The time between the final hymn and recessional.)
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